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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

This might be a weird, borderline ooky story but it sorta pertains to 2/22/69 greatness.

A couple of weeks back I had just finished playing at the Saturday evening Mass - it's a contemporary selection of music so most of the musicians are high school aged kids.

Since September they (The kids) have been subjected to a wide variety of pre-Mass noodlings - anywhere from classic bluegrass licks to (more often than not) some derivative of a Dead tune. The bluegrass? They could figure out real quick whether or not they liked it (most didn't) but whenever I would hit some Dead they would almost always ask "Mr. Rick, what is that?" The blank stares in response to my answer spoke volumes about what a terrible job their parents were doing in raising them (I kid). I guess I understand - if I was a 17 year old guitar player I would probably play less Dead and more Dave Matthewsy type stuff because apparently the mere mention of Dave Matthews or a few chords of Crash makes 16 year old girls everywhere all ggogly eyed. I digress.....

Perhaps some day I'll recount what happens when you play Desolation Row during the Eucharist meditation period - but I digress again.........

Anyway, after Saturday mass, most of the kids stick around for a Youth Group meeting. About a month ago, one of the kids (I thought) came up to me and asked if I was "the guy" who went to a lot of shows in the area. Each week I bring the latest update on the local music scene and tell the guys in the choir who's playing where and when. I've actually seen some of them out there so my work is not in vain.

Turns out that Nina is not one of the "kids" she is one of the Youth Group leaders and is a junior in college - somewhere around 22 - but with that non-descript age "look" that most 16-26 year old girls have to old farts like me.

Anyway, we talk for a few minutes about the line-up at the NORVA, Doc Taylor's, The Jewish Mother (I could be making all those names up and you wouldn't even know) and other local venues. Turns out Nina is a big fan of all kinds of music, her parent are big Who fans, and while I don't particularly care for the Who, I thought it was pretty cool that she did because her parents exposed her to them.

So of course I ask if she ever listened to the Dead and she said that she hadn't.

(WT, I promise I am going to get back to the theme of the OP here)

I asked her if she had a minute, because I had a few CDs in the car that I could get for her (that was the borderline ooky part). Top of the list was the Dream Bowl show. I threw in a couple of others for her - Barton Hall (just because) 4/26/72 (100 Year Hall) and 5/23/72 (Strand Lyceum) plus 3/29/90 (I don't care what anyone else says, listening to those first couple of notes Branford Marsalis plays at the beginning of Bird Song gives me goose bumps).

So off she goes with a stack of Dead shows I figured she'd never listen to, but would return my discs in a few weeks with a polite, "I listened, but I didn't really like them as much as I like the Who", which would be fine.

A couple of days later I find this cryptic text on my phone

"OMG ths gys r grt"

I did not know what this meant (insert "Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel????" here)......so I asked my son and daughter (22 and 24 yrs old) for a translation.

Now, my kids are pretty freakin' smart, and my daughter asks who sent the text. A message from a "Nina" on your cell phone will in some cases get your ass beat (think Tiger Woods) but after 25 years of marriage I think Mrs. Mando has figured out that my anchor is set fast.

Turns out, she did in fact listen to the discs and evidently liked them so much she contacted one of the kids in the Contemporary Choir, got my number and sent me the aforementioned text.

After Mass last Saturday, she returned the discs to me - after confessing she made copies - and told me she liked all of them.

So I asked her which one was her favorite, and without a moment's hesitation she said......

(Go ahead PM Tell, take a wild guess which show)

"Dream Bowl"

My work here is done.

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2010-02-23 14:59:12

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 24, 2010 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Oh, that is just so cool!! Great story.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 23, 2010 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Namor - great story, solid human interest, a healthy dose of the good old Grateful Dead and a definite sense of the torch being carried forward - well done, noble submariner!

I had to go back and find your garden post and I'm very glad I did. What a feast for all the senses that wonderful fresh produce must be! I reckon you (and Mrs Mando of course) have inspired me to make this the spring when I finally clear some ground at the back of the house and get planting.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2010 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Good story Mando. Do you ever play Cold Jordan at Mass?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 7:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

I've played it a lot warming up before Mass but not at Mass.

I did talk to some of the folks in the choir if they would be interested in forming a gospel bluegrass group. So far I have a bass player, a fiddle, a mandolin and two guitars.

Cold Jordan would be a great choice.

So far I've built the following:

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (even the blue haired cradle Catholics would probably be okay with this one)
Amazing Grace
Ripple (without words)
Brokedown Palace (without words)
Desolation Row (most assuredly without words)
Jesus On The Mainline
This Train Is Bound For Glory

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 23, 2010 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Outstanding my friend, absolutely outstanding! And to think of the lineage: Arb-->me-->you-->a new fan...warms the Forum Collective Heart, I daresay...always nice to play a small role in any such educational (truly!) endeavor.

Keep thinking about the good work in your soil with Ms Mando, you, and the kids (not sure?)...great stuff yesterday finding out about all of that. Hope the weather is treating all your "vegetative children" nicely...

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Here is how I found the DB and it looks like Arb may have also been enlightened by this post. Gotta love Oprah!

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=72274

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Indeed! Good catch, elb.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Morning PM -

Both kids are not quite as enthusiastic about the gardens as Mom and Dad are, but they help. Son, more so than daughter, but they are both out there with us.

We are usually up around 5 AM each day during the spring/summer and spend about 2 hours in the gardens before I head in to work.

It really is rewarding - especially when we bring a whole pile of food inside for dinner and measure the age of the meal in minutes.

We always end up with extra food so I bring bags of veggies in to work and swap around with other gardeners.

Good stuff indeed.

This post was modified by Mandojammer on 2010-02-23 16:20:31

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

Good stuff

How about "I Hear a Voice Callin'" - you need to DL the file as the MP3 stream is corrupt for many tunes at this show.

http://www.archive.org/details/nrps1973-03-18.fm.weiner.21538.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......

jg -

Found this show, great run of:

A Voice From On High (I Hear A Voice Callin')
Cold Jordan
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-08-05.sbd.jupile.17271.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 23, 2010 8:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: YDIH - And what I am listening to again......


Thanks Mando!

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